Posted by: Stephen | October 7, 2010

Between Prudence and Cowardice

“There is an imperceptible line between prudence and cowardice.

We call on prudence for the sake of safety and laziness,

we call on prudence in order not to compromise ourselves,

in order not to risk anything personal.

We think that with age prudence grows,

without realizing that conformism grows at the same time.

We all talk of prudence, Lord, but not a prudence that is yours,

which in vain we search for in your gospels.

Jesus Christ, we give you thanks because you were not prudent or diplomatic.

You did not stay silent in order to escape the cross.

You challenged the powerful, knowing that you risked your life.

Those that killed you, they were prudent.

Do not let us be so prudent that we become content with everything.

Your word wounds, like a sword with two sides.”

 

 

Luis Espinal

 

 

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